ERIC Number: ED067583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Behavior Patterns of Children in School. Series 11, Number 110.
Roberts, Jean; Baird, James T.
This report analyzes and describes the behavior patterns of U. S. children aged 6 through 11 years in school. Included are teacher's ratings on facets of behavior closely related to the growth and development of these children, including their degree of adjustment, motor activity, peer acceptance, ability and performance, and their health problems that require the use of special resources or educational methods. A number of significant findings are presented. A strong positive relationship was found between rated ability or performance of children and their behavior ratings in school. Those rated above average in either of these two respects were more likely to be described as well adjusted or otherwise better behaved than their peers. Both intellectual ability and academic performance ratings were related to the rating on the degree of acceptance of children by their classmates. Those rated above average in either respect by their teachers were also rated as being better accepted by their peers as either a team member or leader in competitive group activities than were their less able classmates. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Note: Data from the National Health Survey